FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (3/97)
Contact: Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service
318-869-5120 or 869-5709
SHREVEPORT, LA -- A garden-size sculpture by the internationally known artist John Raimondi will be placed on the Centenary College campus, the result of a generous gift from a former Shreveporter.
The stainless steel sculpture, entitled "Grace," is being presented by H.S. "Beau" Bogan of Palm Beach, Fla.
The sculpture on its base will rise to a height of almost 16 feet. It will be located in the college's Frost Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Bogan, a patron of the arts, was a Washington, D.C. real estate developer for many years before his retirement in Florida. He will present the gift in April in memory of his parents, Lucile Foster and Harney Skolfield Bogan.
The sculpture has been a part of Mr. Bogan's personal collection for a number of years. Works by Raimondi are in corporate and private collections and in museums throughout the United States. He has served as a visiting artist/lecturer at numerous institutions, including Harvard University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Notre Dame University, Louisiana State University and the Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mr. Bogan will officially present the sculpture to Centenary during ceremonies at 11 a.m. April 17. Mr. Raimondi is expected to attend the event.
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